The Price Is Boring

Drew Carey is no Bob Barker, says Bob Barker himself.


Bob BarkerThe original and wildly popular host of The Price is Right basically told TMZ that Drew Carey has turned the show into a total snoozefest.

"[Drew] does the show differently than I did," Bob Barker said. "I try to make the show really exciting. He doesn't do that. He just plays the games."


But Bob Barker was already backtracking a few hours later. When questioned by Entertainment Weekly on his statement, Barker backpedaled. Was it because he felt badly about talking smack?

Nope. He doesn't want to lose out on any cash.

Bob Barker told the mag that he wouldn't criticize Drew Carey, the show or CBS "because I have a sizable royalty that I am paid every year this show is on, and it's going on for years."

Oh good, as long as the apology is heartfelt. (Insert eye roll here.)

"He's been charming and complimentary, and he had me on the show to plug my book," Bob Barker said. "To think that I would say anything derogatory about him is idiocy."

Except he did, and TMZ has it on tape.

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Comments on "Bob Barker disses Drew Carey"

Barry H. September 05, 2012 | 8:42 AM

You let em rip Bob! The show just isn't the same since you left! Drew is such a pompous ---, it's like he's still in grade school or something! You made the show what it was for many years, he ruined it!

Carol September 20, 2010 | 7:57 PM

I agree!! Drew is GENUINELY excited for the contestants when they win and WANTS them to. I love him! Bob probably doesn't need the money. I think he misses his job. I think Drew Carey is a fantastic host on TPIR (and I bet he's a great family man too).

Debbie G. September 20, 2010 | 7:34 PM

At first when I heard Drew Carey was taking Bob Barker spot I really didn't think it would work out. Now after watching the show I was proven wrong because Drew Carey gets exicted with the people on stage. That in it self makes good daytime T.V. I personally stop watching the Price Is Right because Bob Barker was causing me to the urge to upchuck.

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